Category Archives: Merlot

Northstar Winery: A Shining Example of Walla Walla Wine

Since I did an interview with winemaker David “Merf” Merfeld of Northstar Winery, I’ll let that do the talking for the winery. Here — just a few quick points and then to the wine reviews from this great winery, whose wines are actually available outside of Washington!Northstar was started by...

Pomerol: A Small Place with Grand Wines

When you think of Bordeaux, you should think of big, grand Chateaux. Lots of glitz and glamour, showy properties, and some of the most expensive wines in the world. To contrast Bordeaux with Burgundy, the adage goes something like “From the sleeve of a man in Bordeaux comes a well-manicured hand....

Bordeaux 102: Tasting the Difference in Terroir…

Last week I went to a tasting of eight red wines from different communes of Bordeaux put on by the Guild of Sommeliers, the professional organization that’s affiliated with the Court of Master Sommeliers (through which I’m certified. But I’d like to make the distinction that I’m certified, not certifiable...